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  • Hebrew word of the week: Balagan

    2 weeks ago

    Words indicating chaos are quite common — often there’s more than one in every language,* such as tohu va-vohu* in Genesis 1:2. Balagan is used in several Slavic languages, but it originated with the Persian bala-khane “top room, attic” (a place where things are stored in a...

  • Rare Ailment Occurs More in Ashkenazis

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After David Rudolph sprained his ankle during a basketball game, his father noticed that the second-grader couldn't seem to keep his left heel flat on the ground. The problem persisted, sidelining David from his position as catcher on his Little League team, and preventing him from...

  • ‘Finding’ Asperger’s Changed His Life

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In "Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's," (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2003) author Barbara LaSalle writes about her family's struggle to help her young son overcome a baffling neurological disorder and have a "regular" existence. Misdiagnosed...